"Ride Along" Movie Review: 2 Stars
by Michael Phillips
Early, bloggy reviews of "Ride Along" have rolled in this week with phrases such as "perfectly acceptable" and "been-there-done-that," suggesting the likely range of opinion.
It'll probably be a hit: Audiences are getting precisely what they're promised.
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"Ride Along" is the ol' odd-couple cops routine, rigged up to support the pairing of Ice Cube, in the role of a
Hart's best bits in "Ride Along," such as they are and such as it is, hark back to the panicking-ninny routines
of many other comedians, from
The 2001 drama "Training Day" is name-checked in "Ride Along," and some of the stuff in this diversion isn't
much less vile than anything
The story has a bizarre undertone.
Cube's character is so creepily protective of his sister, played by
The supporting cast features
MPAA rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language). Running time: 1:40.
"Ride Along" Movie Trailer
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the lineup in Ride Along, the new film from the director and the producer of the blockbuster comedy Think Like a Man. When a fast-talking guy joins his girlfriend's brother-a hot-tempered cop-to patrol the streets of Atlanta, he gets entangled in the officer's latest case. Now, in order to prove that he deserves his future bride, he must survive the most insane 24 hours of his life